Sometimes we forget that older people are still growing in faith. They’re often marginalized, but your congregation needs them! Here are some ways to use the Building Blocks of Faith with older adults.
Because mentoring is highly relational, it’s a great way to experience deep belonging, explore God’s story in generative ways, build up each other’s hope in Christ, and speak into or confirm each other’s calling.
The Building Blocks of Faith describe four spiritual needs that are met in Christ. Here are some ideas for helping faith to flourish by meeting those needs in your church’s intergenerational ministries.
Whether your church has already fully returned to in-person worship, is waiting to return, or is currently somewhere in between, here are some intergenerational ideas for marking the milestone of returning to in-person worship.
Folks in the “third third of life” need their church fellowship to both support and even boost their resilience.
Intergenerational small groups are rare. But the benefits for adults, kids, and teens are incalculable. Here's one group's story.
The question I get the most is: “How can we help families form faith if they’re too busy to come to our programs?” I believe the solution lies in our sense of belonging.
There are people in your church who are just waiting for someone to ask them to share their years of accumulated wisdom. How might you make space for that amazing gift?
Faith Formation Ministries is excited to present a workshop at Inspire 2019 about faith formation for people age 60 and above.
In Canada today, there are 1,200-1,300 people turning 65 years of age every day. In the U.S., 10,000 Boomers reach that milestone birthday each day. Is your church aware of and ready to offer Christ’s love to a growing elderly population?
Rather than adding another program or creating a new ministry team, here’s one idea for enhancing one event most church members already enjoy: Add a storytelling activity to your next planned potluck.
Spiritual growth can’t be programmed, but great resources are important. As someone who is part of an intergenerational small group, I wanted to share some of my favorite resources!